Announcing DCTV Presents Winter 2020

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DCTV ANNOUNCES WINTER 2020 LINEUP OF
DCTV PRESENTS DOCUMENTARY
SCREENING + EVENT SERIES
Feb–Mar: Weekly Monday Nights + Select Matinees
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

New York, NY (January 29th, 2020) - Awards season has reached a fever pitch and we at DCTV are breathing a sigh of relief that a new DCTV Presents is just around the corner. At a time when Hollywood seems to have little room for the unfamiliar, we proudly unveil a slate of films that illuminate dazzling corners of the human experience so often out of sight. See what’s in store in the latest installment of our documentary screening and events series.

Kicking off our Winter 2020 season, DocuMixer with Rooftop Films (Feb 10), will welcome old and new friends to the firehouse for a filmmaker mixer with one of our fave partner organizations. We’ll then have a special retrospective: Films by Madeline Anderson (Feb 24). Credited and celebrated as the first black female documentary director, we are thrilled to present three of Anderson’s films recently preserved by the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture that bring viewers to the front lines of the fight for civil rights. Madeline Anderson joins for a post-screening discussion, moderated by The New School’s Michelle Materre.

March begins with Matt Wolf’s critically lauded Recorder (Mar 2), unearthing the secret greatness of reclusive activist Marion Stokes, who diligently recorded the 24-hour news cycle for thirty years, ceasing only with her death in 2012. Pieced together from recording samples and interviews with family and domestic staff, this maddening yet visionary spectacle is “Intriguing from first minute to last...with the narrative twists and turns of a well-paced thriller...” (Hollywood Reporter). Matt Wolf joins for a Q&A. The following Monday, we screen Changing the Game (Mar 9), an intimate look into the lives of three transgender high school athletes from across the US. Athlete Ally’s Anne Lieberman joins for a Q&A.

Our final feature of the season, Advocate (Mar 16), sketches a real-time portrait of the Jewish-Israeli lawyer Lea Tseme who takes on Palestinian clients in difficult cases. The New York Times writes that this challenging documentary, “makes for potent viewing as a portrait of a steadfast activist with a controversial cause.”

Both Recorder and Films by Madeline Anderson will each have an encore screening as a Cry Baby Matinee and Senior Matinee, respectively. And don’t worry, our beloved DocuClub NY (3/23) strand will close out the whole season with a work-in-progress screening and feedback discussion with guest filmmakers, co-presented with IDA. Check back for further details soon!

DCTV Presents is hosted weekly Monday nights at 7pm followed by discussions with filmmakers or special guests, and select encore screenings are available as noontime matinees with discounted tickets and complimentary popcorn. Come to a few or come to all with a Season Pass for only $25!

See the lineup below, and click each event for more details.

DCTV Presents Winter 2020

Mixer
MON 2/10 7PM
DOCUMIXER WITH ROOFTOP FILMS
co-presented with Rooftop Films

Screening + Q&A
MON 2/24 7PM
FILMS BY MADELINE ANDERSON
Madeline Anderson / 1960/1970 / 50 min
with Director Madeline Anderson and Michelle Materre

Screening + Q&A
MON 3/2 7PM
RECORDER
Matt Wolf / 2019 / 87 min
with Director Matt Wolf

Cry Baby Matinee
FRI 3/6 12PM
RECORDER
Matt Wolf / 2019 / 87 min

Screening + Q&A
MON 3/9 7PM
CHANGING THE GAME
Michael Barnett / 2019 / 88 min
with Athlete Ally's Anne Lieberman

Screening + Q&A
MON 3/16 7PM
ADVOCATE
Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche / 2019 / 108 min
with special guests

Senior Matinee
THU 3/19 12PM
FILMS BY MADELINE ANDERSON
Madeline Anderson / 1960/1970 / 50 min

Work-In-Progress
MON 3/23 7PM
DOCUCLUB NY
with special guests. co-presented with IDA

Tickets and Season Passes are now on sale. Visit dctvpresents.eventbrite.com.

About DCTV + DCTV Presents

Founded in 1972, DCTV is a nonprofit media arts center and community of and for documentary filmmakers since, providing low-cost Workshops for adults, free Youth Media training; Equipment, Post-Production, and Space rentals; and a nonfiction Screening + Event series – all under the same roof as our award-winning documentary production house.

As our signature screening + event series, DCTV Presents highlights and champions groundbreaking nonfiction film. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes and panel discussions led by renowned innovators in the industry, this series offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support, and embrace truly independent art.

Our firehouse is your firehouse.

Press Contact

Rachel Baron | rachel@dctvny.org